He replaces former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar
A long-time deputy of the Taliban co-founder and leader was elevated to the top position
Supposed family statement claims he died of an "unspecified illness"
The one-eyed leader died two years ago, it has emerged. The news could impact hopes for peace with the Taliban
Struggle, grief, and yet the dream of normalcy—these are just some in a complex mix of emotions pictured in a new book by Afghan-born photographer Zalmaï. After...
A moral crusade to rescue oppressed Muslim women from their cultures and their religion has swept the public sphere, dissolving distinctions between...
On April 25, more than 480 inmates (including many Taliban) escaped from a notorious prison in Kandahar. TIME takes a look at other extraordinary prison breaks